Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2014 kicks off from Kolkata
The competition, which is a part of The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week organised by the Embassy of Sweden along with Swedish industry in India, increases its footprint further this year and takes place in Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune over Sept to culminate in the national finals in New Delhi.
The National champions will win an all-expense paid trip to Sweden, where they will get to visit headquarters of global Swedish companies, Swedish Universities and the Nobel Museum among other things.
In an endeavour to make the Quiz bigger and better and to build up the excitement in advance a few new elements have been introduced:
• Official Quiz Trailers, through Question of the Day on www.facebook.com/swedeninindia.
• Weekly Quizzes and Downloadable Quizzes on www.justquizz.com, which can be used as practice sessions, since there will be questions from here in the Preliminary Rounds at the venues. Participants stand a chance to win prizes and feature on a Leaderboard that would facilitate self-assessment.
• The rules of the quiz have been amended this time around to ensure greater democratisation of the process. Students will be allowed to participate only in their own city. Only if prelims are not happening in the home city, will a team be allowed to participate in the nearest Venue City. A team will be allowed to participate in a Live Round (prelim) only ONCE. This ensures a level playing field and will also ensure that the team that wins in a certain city actually represents that city!
Interestingly, last year’s National Champions – Somosish Ghoah, Ajaya Biswanathan, Saswata Panigrahi who won a trip to Sweden were from from IIT Kharagpur.
This year the quiz will be conducted for the first time by Kunal Savarkar, a mastermind semi-finalist and Content Editor for Kaun Banega Crorepati.
The Quiz is one of the activities of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week which targets students. Other activities include lectures, seminars and round tables, exhibitions and cultural performances.
The Embassy of Sweden in India, along with prominent Swedish businesses is organise the Week each year, to further enhance the positive image of Sweden in India by commemorating the spirit of the Swedish innovator, entrepreneur & philanthropist Alfred Nobel through knowledge, innovation, creativity, Swedish contributions to the development of the world and the strengthening of relations between the two countries.
Partnering Swedish companies for this year’s Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week areABB, Atlas Copco, Ericsson, IKEA, SAAB, Sandvik, Scania, SEB, SKF, Tetrapak, Volvo Cars, Volvo India and the Consulate General of Sweden in Mumbai.